Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 15:00-16:30 (UTC/GMT+2 or CEST)
Languages: Simultaneous interpretation in English, French, German and Spanish
(Simultaneous interpretation available using the Zoom App only)
Rehabilitation needs are on the rise. The reasons for this are multiple, including rapid population ageing, an increase of chronic conditions and higher prevalence of mental health issues among younger working-age populations. Rehabilitation at all ages is imperative to support individuals and promote inclusion, activity and employment.
To contribute to the financial sustainability of social security programmes, social security administrations tailor individualized responses that support the proactive rehabilitation and, where possible, the reinsertion into economic activity of people who are excluded from the labour market. Complementing prevention and early intervention strategies, rehabilitation is a key means to promote longer working lives and delay needs for care.
Many ISSA members are in the process of rethinking rehabilitation services to improve the health and employability of the inactive working-age population. This webinar will address challenges and innovative strategies in this field, based on the experiences of ISSA members and international organizations.
Join us for this ISSA Webinar on rehabilitation, the third of a series of webinars on various aspects of this major challenge related to the ISSA’s four triennial topical priorities.
|Christopher Prinz, Senior Policy Analyst, and Sílvia Garcia-Mandicó, Economist, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
|Jan Löfstedt, Senior Medical Advisor, Social Insurance Institution (KELA), Finland
|Steve Wurzelbacher, Director, Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies (CWCS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States
|Christopher McLaren, Senior Economist, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Department of Labor, United States
|François Perl, Director of Public Affairs, Studies and Advocacy, National Union of Socialist Mutual Benefit Societies (Solidaris), Belgium and Chair of the ISSA Special Working Group on Rehabilitation
This webinar will examine the following questions:
- What are the main challenges that social security institutions face in the provision of rehabilitation services that aim to improve the health and employability of the inactive working-age population?
- How can vocational rehabilitation services for young persons be enhanced, including through disability prevention approaches?
- How to promote injury and illness prevention and improve stay at work/return to work outcomes?
- How to enhance collaboration at international level to support the development of effective rehabilitation programmes?
- Welcome by Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano, ISSA Secretary General
- Introduction by the Chair of the ISSA Special Working Group on Rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation addressed by OECD: Disability, work and inclusion: A Labour market that works for persons with disability
- Case experience from Finland
- Case experiences from the United States
- Q&A – Panel discussion
|Moderated by Raúl Ruggia-Frick, Director, Social Security Development Branch, ISSA
The webinar is open to delegates of ISSA member organizations and invited institutions without registration fee.